Factors related to at–risk behavior to obesity of grade 6 students under the Office of Bangkok Metropolitan Primary Education

Authors

  • Supaporn Promdee Master Program inHome Economics Education, Faculty of Home Economics Education, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
  • Narumon Saratapun Department of Vocational Education, Faculty of Education, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
  • Apinya Hirunwong Department of Statistics, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand

Keywords:

attitude toward work, spiritual wellbeing, work environment, work-family conflict

Abstract

     The objectives of this survey research were to investigate: 1) the level of knowledge on obesity and good eating habits, attitude toward eating and exercising, and at-risk behavior to obesity, and 2) factors related to at-risk behavior to obesity of grade 6 students under the Office of Bangkok Metropolitan Primary Education. Data were collected and analyzed from 405 grade 6 students under the Office of Bangkok Metropolitan Primary Education to acquire the percentage, mean, standard deviation, Pearson product moment correlation coefficient, and chi-square. Findings were as follows: two-fifths of the students had knowledge of obesity at a high level, more than one-third of the students had knowledge of good eating habits at a high level, more than three-fifths had a neutral attitude toward eating and exercising, and more than half of the students sometimes performed at-risk behavior to obesity. The factors related to at-risk behavior to obesity were gender, nutritional status, and money allowances. Knowledge of obesity and good eating habits and attitude toward eating and exercising were negatively related to at-risk behavior to obesity and were statistically significant at the .05 level.

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Published

01-04-2017

How to Cite

Promdee, S., Saratapun, N., & Hirunwong, A. (2017). Factors related to at–risk behavior to obesity of grade 6 students under the Office of Bangkok Metropolitan Primary Education. Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences, 38(1), 435–444. Retrieved from https://so04.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/kjss/article/view/242641

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Thai articles